Tag: vegetables

Consuming fruits, vegetables could lower risk of lung disease for smokers

March 17, 2017

Eating fruits and vegetables could help current and former smokers lower their risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a Swedish study suggests. The study involved more than 40,000 current and former male smokers. The current smokers who consumed five or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day were 40% less likely to […]

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Popeye is right, spinach makes you stronger

June 28, 2012

Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study explaining why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger. Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said that they had conducted a study showing how nitrate, found naturally in spinach and several […]

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